No agreement was reached between the opposition and the government
The series of meetings mediated by Christian Danielson, Presidential Representative of the Council of Europe, ended in vain. Today he returns to Brussels.
After 10 hours of talks, he said that ultimately, the responsibility for resolving the political crisis lies with Georgian political actors.
“In some respects, some significant progress has been made in President Michel’s six-point plan. This is a welcome and irreplaceable way out of the crisis. As for other issues, there has been little progress. “It’s important for the country’s democratic consolidation and its European aspirations.” Said Danielson.
According to the mediator, the end of the political crisis meant for the Georgian leaders that they would be able to focus, concentrate and focus on the coronavirus pandemic and the overall socio-economic consequences. In addition, as Danielson noted, ending the crisis meant moving forward with the EU agenda and protecting Georgia’s security interests in the region.
Read the statements made after the meeting Read Radio Liberty News.
Astrazenek vaccination process will continue smoothly in Georgia
The vaccination council convened in emergency mode on March 18 after 27-year-old nurse Megi Bakradze became incapacitated in Akhaltsikhe half an hour after the vaccination. He was transferred to the First University Clinic in Tbilisi. According to Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the Center for Disease Control, he probably developed anaphylactic shock, which is an allergic reaction.
Following this incident, the Vaccination Board met in deliberation and as a result decided that the use of AstraZeneca would continue uninterrupted. This is the vaccine that vaccinated a woman in Akhaltsikhe. Until now, vaccinations in Georgia are carried out only with this type of vaccine.
After the sitting, the Minister of Health Ekaterine Tikaradze said: “A very important statement was made today by a strict European regulator, and just a few minutes ago we learned from them that the report against Astrazeneca, on the basis of which it is recognized as a safe vaccine, has far more benefits than risks. This does not give any country a reason to stop using Astrazeneca in any country. Therefore, the council made a joint decision that the process of vaccination with “Astrazenek” in Georgia will continue smoothly. “
What is anaphylactic shock and how likely is it after getting this type of vaccine? This is a severe allergic reaction during the COVID vaccination process (as well as during the vaccination process in general). It is considered a rare side effect. With timely response and intervention, it is not difficult to get the patient out of the condition.
What are the statistics of anaphylactic shock during co-vaccination in the world? Read more in Nino Tarkhnishvili’s article.
Dangerous crack on Lisi ridge – why the land in Tbilisi was blown up
The depth of the crack on the mountain slope above Vashlijvari in Tbilisi is 19 meters, according to initial estimates, the mass of about 500,000 cubic meters of land should have been excavated. Geologists say that this place, like, for example, the Mtatsminda ridge, is seismically unstable and caution is needed.
Landslide processes here are naturally active, although human involvement, which in some cases occurs without risk assessment and insurance, accelerates the process and increases its scale.
Below the place where the mountain cracked, the City Hall is constructing a new road that will connect Vashlijvari to Gelovani Avenue. At the same time, residential and other buildings are being built on the mountain ridge, near the crack. There are almost no residential buildings below Machavariani Street, there are several buildings on the street itself, although they are relatively lower than the crack on the ridge. Below Machavariani Street is a slope, Marshall Gelovani Highway, the coast and finally, the Mtkvari River.
On March 18, the mayor of the city, Kakha Kaladze, said that the reasons for the intensification of landslide processes were still unknown, but ruled out linking this process with road works. The mayor says that the processes have been going on for years, and on Monday German specialists will arrive in Tbilisi to study the situation on the spot.
The court will discuss the measure of restraint for Gogi Tsulaia
The court will discuss the imposition of a restraining order against Gogi Tsulaia, a politician arrested in a case of violence against women. The prosecutor’s office has already applied to the Tbilisi City Court with a motion to detain the accused as a measure of restraint.
Tsulaia was charged yesterday. The charge envisages other acts of a sexual nature committed by violence (Article 138, Part 1 of the Criminal Code), which carries a sentence of 4 to 6 years in prison.
Gogi Tsulaia does not plead guilty. He went on a hunger strike in protest.
Vladimir Putin Reminds Joe Biden of Hiroshima Attack in Response to Declaring Him ‘Killer’
The Russian president made the first comment after US President Joe Biden on March 17, in an interview with ABC News, gave a positive answer to a journalist’s question whether he considers Vladimir Putin a murderer.
Vladimir Putin said during a live teleconference with representatives of annexed Crimea on March 18 that the United States had “committed genocide against indigenous peoples” during the colonization of the current US territory. Putin also recalled the “unjustified” nuclear attacks carried out by the United States on Japanese cities at the end of World War II.
“As for the statement of my American colleague, we, as he said, really know each other personally. What can I answer him? Be healthy! I wish him health “, – said Vladimir Putin during the March 18 teleconference.
The Prime Minister of Armenia has announced June 20 as the date for early parliamentary elections
The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Fashinyan, said that early parliamentary elections in the country will be held on June 20. The decision was made after a meeting with Gagik Tsarukyan, leader of the parliamentary opposition faction Prosperous Armenia.
On his Facebook page, Nikol Fashinyan writes that early elections are the “best way” to resolve the political crisis in the country.
Early parliamentary elections are one of the main demands made by the opposition on Prime Minister Fashinyan.
Armenian opposition and critics have called for Fashinian to resign after he signed a peace deal with Azerbaijan to end the Nagorno-Karabakh war.
Kind and talented Lado – 125 years since Gudiashvili was born
Lado Gudiashvili’s 125th anniversary is being celebrated.
Lado Gudiashvili was rarely a versatile person: a painter, graphic artist, theater and film artist, book illustrator, once even starred in a film.
He was born in 1896 in Tbilisi. Initially, Lado’s parents referred him to a music teacher, but they soon had to take him to the doctor – the child was in pain due to emotions while playing the violin. The doctor confirmed that the music was dangerous to his health, so little Lado now started walking to paint, all the more so as it turned out perfectly.
Lado Gudiashvili was only 19 years old when he held his first personal exhibition. It was at this time that Ekvtime Takaishvili attracted attention. From then on, Lado accompanied Ekvtime on expeditions and studied medieval Georgian frescoes. Art critic Nino Khundadze says that her painting style is related to medieval wall painting.
Below the place where the mountain cracked, the City Hall is constructing a new road that will connect Vashlijvari to Gelovani Avenue. At the same time, residential and other buildings are being built on the mountain ridge, near the crack. On March 18, the mayor of the city, Kakha Kaladze, said that the reasons for the intensification of landslides were still unknown, but were not related to road works. The mayor says that these processes have been going on for years, and on Monday German specialists will arrive in Tbilisi to study the situation on the spot.